Assisted Living in El Paso
Royal Estates of El Paso435 South Mesa Hills Drive, El Paso, TX
The Legacy at Cimarron6201 Northern Pass Drive, El Paso, TX
SunRidge at Cielo Vista7949 Sunmount Drive, El Paso, TX
VibraLife of El Paso3421 Joe Battle Boulevard, El Paso, TX
SunRidge at Cambria1991 Saul Kleinfield Drive, El Paso, TX
SunRidge at Palisades1831 Murchison Dr, El Paso, TX
The Bartlett - Assisted Living221 Bartlett Dr, El Paso, TX
Eden Assisted Living8961 Ankerson, El Paso, TX
Bienvivir Senior Health Services2300 McKinley Ave., El Paso, TX
Rosedale Adult Foster Home3111 Edgerock, El Paso, TX
At A Glance
There are 17 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in El Paso is $2,913 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in El Paso
El Paso, Texas, is the resting place for Locomotive #1, a steam engine built in 1857 on display at the Visitors Center. With a city full of history, architecture, and shopping, seniors have more than enough things to do and 18 Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) to choose from. ALFs with Texas are defined as residencies which provide health and personal care services to elderly residents in a homelike setting. These facilities are regulated statewide by Texas Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in El Paso
- Seniors in El Paso enjoy a beautiful climate year round with sunny July highs averaging 96 degrees. Mild January lows are around 30 degrees and there is a light 7-inch dusting of snow each year.
Crime in El Paso is about average compared to the U. S. average. Violent crime is slightly elevated with a score of 35.4 (1 being the safest) compared to the 31.1 national average. Property crime at 37.5 is just under the country’s average of 38.1. Seniors should feel relatively safe in their neighborhood.
- Seniors can enjoy ample transportation services throughout El Paso by riding Sun Metro. Vehicles are handicap accessible and seniors may apply to receive reduced fair.
- Texas seniors on a budget might appreciate the lower cost of living in El Paso. With a score of 84 (100 being the national average), it is slightly cheaper than the Texas average of 90.
- Senior art-lovers can enjoy exploring the El Paso Museum of Art which is always free and features a permanent collection of 7,000 pieces from masters such as Botticelli. Others might enjoy a trip to the El Paso Zoo which is wheelchair accessible and offers discounts to seniors.
- The El Paso area is home to world-class medical facilities, including University Medical Center of El Paso, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Assisted Living in El Paso
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Texas
Assisted Living costs in El Paso start around $2,913 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in El Paso and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in El Paso
Eligible low-income seniors can get help paying for assisted living through the Texas Medicaid plan. The state offers a waiver program to qualified seniors. In addition to Medicaid, seniors may qualify for Community Care for Aged/Disabled (CCAD) a non-medical program.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Texas page.
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Texas page.
Free Assisted Living Resources in El Paso
El Paso and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in El Paso
El Paso-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Texas are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Texas page for more information about these laws.